George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Research Roundtable on Industry Self-Regulation


Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies

The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies, a division of the Law & Economics Center (LEC) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School will hold a Research Roundtable on “Industry Self-Regulation” to be held at Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia, on Sunday, June 5 – Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

The Roundtable is designed to encourage the development of new academic research that will form the foundation for enhanced analysis of the legal and economic issues involved in assessing self-regulation today, including models for self-regulation and empirical and other rigorous analysis of their effectiveness at achieving the ends of beneficially guiding and monitoring conduct and at harnessing the power of self-regulation to promote business accountability. Proposals for new industry self-regulation initiatives are also welcome along with the papers. Proposals will identify how the research fits within the scope of and affects our understanding of industry self-regulation and should specifically identify how they will make a unique and current contribution to the literature in this field.

The Research Roundtable will have 5-7 authors. All authors will participate in the vetting of other papers. An additional 5-7 scholars will participate as commentators (every paper will have two primary commentators and each commentator will be assigned as primary commentator for 2 papers). The Research Roundtable is spread over 2 days to allow for informal interaction outside of sessions. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

Authors will revise their paper based on feedback from the Research Roundtable, and to seek publication in a suitable academic journal. The LEC will also host these drafts as part of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Scalia Law School Research Papers Series. In addition, authors will record a brief (10 minutes) video explaining their work, which will also be hosted on the LEC website (MasonLEC.org).